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Shillong scribes condemn murder of Santanu Bhowmick

 

SHILLONG: The Shillong Press Club   has expressed deep grief and anguish over yet another brutal assassination of a comrade.

A statement issued by the Shillong Press Club president, David Laitphlang said that Young Shantanu Bhowmick working with Din Raat news channel in Agartala was brutally murdered by a rowdy mob allegedly pledging allegiance to the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) while he was discharging his professional duties in covering an agitation programme of this very organisation.

While extending deepest sympathies to the loved ones of late Shantanu, the Shillong Press Club iterated its demand that such crimes against members of the Fourth Estate be addressed in the strongest measures by the powers that be at the earliest.

The Shillong Press Club has also sought exemplary punishment to the four IPFT members arrested by Tripura Police in this connection and exhorts all members of the journalist fraternity to keep the flag flying by not cowing down to cowards and criminals but rather continue to fulfil the onerous responsibility bestowed upon them as members of the Fourth Estate.

“LET US KEEP ON TRAVELLING OUR CHOSEN PATH WITHOUT FEAR OR FERVOUR,” the statement added.

 

 

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